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Psalms 28:5

    Psalms 28:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Because they regard not the works of Jehovah, Nor the operation of his hands, He will break them down and not build them up.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because they have no respect for the works of the Lord, or for the things which his hands have made, they will be broken down and not lifted up by him.

    Webster's Revision

    Because they regard not the works of Jehovah, Nor the operation of his hands, He will break them down and not build them up.

    World English Bible

    Because they don't respect the works of Yahweh, nor the operation of his hands, he will break them down and not build them up.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall break them down and not build them up.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 28:5

    They regard not the works of the Lord - They have no knowledge of the true God, either as to his nature, or as to his works.

    He shall destroy them, and not build them up - This is a remarkable prophecy, and was literally fulfilled: the Babylonian empire was destroyed by Cyrus, and never built up again; for he founded the Persian empire on its ruins. haven the place where Babylon stood is now no longer known.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 28:5

    Because they regard not the works of the Lord - What the Lord does in creation; in his providence; through His commands and laws; and by His Spirit. They do not find pleasure in His works; they do not give heed to the intimations of His will in His providential dealings; they do not listen to His commands; they do not yield to the influences of His Spirit. "Nor the operation of his hands." What He is now doing. The sense is essentially the same as in the former member of the sentence.

    He shall destroy them - He will pull them down, instead of building them up. They expose themselves to His displeasure, and He will bring deserved punishment upon them.

    And not build them up - He will not favor them; He will not give them prosperity. Health, happiness, salvation are to be found only in conformity with the laws which God has ordained. Neither can be found in violating those laws, or in any other method than that which He has ordained. Sooner or later the violation of law, in regard to these things, and in regard to everything, must lead to calamity and ruin.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 28:5

    28:5 Regard not - The providential works of God towards his people.